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This placement is so much more than just simulation; it's 4 weeks of condensed practical coaching!

Simulation Placement VS Traditional Placement




'Simulation is a technique to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences, often immersive in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully safe, instructive and interactive fashion’ (Gaba, 2007).

Students will experience high and low fidelity simulation and learning activities. Fidelity is related to the level of technology used in the learning.  

"During our placement Andrew gave us so many different scenarios and interactive learning experiences. When we learned about the respiratory system, I remember it so well because it started by using VR to learn anatomy, and then us using straws inhaling and exhaling through them for one minute to experience the difficult breathing of those with asthma; this led onto a discussion about different respiratory diseases. We then used peak flow devices and felt and wore oxygen masks. Then we went into a high fidelity-scenario where Andrew acted as an anaphylactic patient who was struggling to breathe, and we had to do a full clinical assessment on him in the immersion suite." Student Physiotherapist Amber Rolph


man holding oxygen masks laughing  a clinical assessment  a man demonstrating VQ matching with bottle and slinky

This placement is held in our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre, a purpose-built facility to develop students' knowledge into practical skills through realistic situation to improve performance on placement.

It is a 4-week programme which will run from 9:00- 17:00, Monday to Friday and will be held early in the student's career. 

This placement is led by Andrew Lloyd, the Clinical Lead in simulation, who has 25 years of clinical experience.

Simulation placements accelerate learning in base skills so on further placements students can develop next level skills as a practitioner and are more workforce ready on graduation.

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